Project management for managers

By Prof. Mukesh Kumar Barua   |   IIT Roorkee
Project management is an essential skill-set for many careers and in many contexts in our lives. Project Management is an ideal starting point if you need to manage projects at work or at home, while not necessarily being a formally trained project manager. It is also suitable if you are considering undertaking a project in the near future and are seeking to learn and apply essential project management knowledge and skills.

INTENDED AUDIENCE:  Students of B.Tech. M.Tech, PhD and working professionals

Learners enrolled: 7369


Course Status : Ongoing
Course Type : Elective
Duration : 12 weeks
Start Date : 14 Sep 2020
End Date : 04 Dec 2020
Exam Date : 20 Dec 2020
Enrollment Ends : 25 Sep 2020
Category :
  • Commerce
  • Operations
  • Level : Undergraduate
    This is an AICTE approved FDP course


    Week 1:   Project Management Fundamentals
    Week 2:   Project life cycle analysis
    Week 3:   Project selection methods
    Week 4:   Capital budgeting techniques
    Week 5:   Risk management
    Week 6:   Risk and technical analysis
    Week 7:   HRM issues in project management
    Week 8:   PERT and CPM
    Week 9:   Probability models in networks
    Week 10: Crashing of networks
    Week 11: Cost management and cost control
    Week 12: Quality and procurement management


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    3. Forrest W. Breyfogle III, Implementing Six Sigma, John Wiley & Sons, INC. 
    4. Evans, J R and W M Lindsay, An Introduction to Six Sigma and Process Improvement, CENGAGE Learning.   
    5. Howard S. Gitlow and David M. Levine, Six Sigma for Green Belts and Champions, Pearson Education, Inc. 
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    7. Mitra, Amitava. Fundamentals of Quality Control and Improvement, Wiley India Pvt Ltd.
    8. Montgomery, D C. Statistical Quality Control: A modern introduction, Wiley.


    Prof. Mukesh Kumar Barua

    IIT Roorkee
    Dr. M.K. Barua is an Associate Professor at Department of Management Studies, Indian Institute of Technology Rooorkee. He is also seconded faculty Asian Institute of Technology (AIT) Bangkok and Defense Engineering College, FDRE’s Metals and Engineering Corporation, Ethiopia. Also he is visiting faculty at IIM Sirmaur and IIM Rohtak. His research interest includes Operations management, project management and supply chain management. He has published more than 100 research papers in international journals of repute


    The course is free to enroll and learn from. But if you want a certificate, you have to register and write the proctored exam conducted by us in person at any of the designated exam centres.
    The exam is optional for a fee of Rs 1000/- (Rupees one thousand only).
    Date and Time of Exams: 20 December 2020 Morning session 9am to 12 noon; Afternoon Session 2pm to 5pm.
    Registration url: Announcements will be made when the registration form is open for registrations.
    The online registration form has to be filled and the certification exam fee needs to be paid. More details will be made available when the exam registration form is published. If there are any changes, it will be mentioned then.
    Please check the form for more details on the cities where the exams will be held, the conditions you agree to when you fill the form etc.


    Average assignment score = 25% of average of best 8 assignments out of the total 12 assignments given in the course.
    Exam score = 75% of the proctored certification exam score out of 100

    Final score = Average assignment score + Exam score

    YOU WILL BE ELIGIBLE FOR A CERTIFICATE ONLY IF AVERAGE ASSIGNMENT SCORE >=10/25 AND EXAM SCORE >= 30/75. If one of the 2 criteria is not met, you will not get the certificate even if the Final score >= 40/100.

    Certificate will have your name, photograph and the score in the final exam with the breakup.It will have the logos of NPTEL and IIT Roorkee.It will be e-verifiable at nptel.ac.in/noc.

    Only the e-certificate will be made available. Hard copies will not be dispatched.

    Once again, thanks for your interest in our online courses and certification. Happy learning.

    - NPTEL team